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At birth, the external genitalia are female while the internal genitalia have a Wolffian (male) configuration. There is an association with congenital inguinal hernias.

During puberty, testosterone-sensitive tissues respond normally, while dihydrotestosterone-sensitive tissues remain relatively atrophic:

  • the clitoris enlarges
  • pubic, axillary and body hair appears
  • the voice deepens

Male pattern baldness does not occur.

Last reviewed 08/2021

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